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Charter to Drop The Sportsman Channel

Charter Spectrum is informing former Time Warner Cable subscribers that the Sportsman Channel will be pulled from their lineups, effective on or around October 30.

The channel has been available in the ‘Sports View’ and ‘Digi Tier 2’ plans of customers who subscribed to Time Warner Cable prior to the Charter-TWC merger. (For now, Charter is still permitting the former TWC subscribers to keep their plans if they desire, although Charter has a different offering of packages. )

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The decision to eliminate the Sportsman Channel from the ‘legacy’ TWC packages means that Charter will not offer it at all; the cable operator does not include the Sportsman Channel in its ‘Spectrum’ lineup of programming packages.

Charter is not giving a reason for the cancellation in the notice being sent to customers.

The Sportsman Channel features shows about hunting, fishing and other outdoor activities.

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28 Comments on Charter to Drop The Sportsman Channel

  1. can someone tell me why charter/spectrum does not offer the nba league pass?

    • Because Charter used to be based out of St. Louis..guess which league hasn’t had a team in StL in almost 50 years? TV Answer Man, you DO need to look into this; I’ve sent letters to Charter asking about this, and they gave me a mealy-mouthed answer about “If we gave everyone a channel they asked for…”

      • It is dissapointing the ONLY reason i wont sign up with spectrum is because they DONT CARRY NBA LEAGUE PASS! last year when they came to my door pushing spectrum cable the sales man flat out lied to my face telling me they would be carrying the nba that fall , I told him i would verify 1st,Of coures i found out they would not carry the nba league pass. Its stupid of them not to carry it since they are a national company,and not just a local cable company.

    • this is crap, hunting is here and you drop the sportsman channel wth!

  2. Sportsman Channel has been available to legacy Charter subscribers going back at least 3 years, and was on the Sports Tier and Digital View 1. GOOD RIDDANCE.

    • I specifically paid paid extra to get the Sportsman Channel and The Outdoor Channel. Now they dropped it without explanation. Maybe it was ratings? I doubt it. Probably the cost cutters at Spectrum thought one hunting/fishing channel was enough. I think they are wrong. Spectrum is begging me to save money by streaming on the internet.

  3. J. Kuemmerlein // October 30, 2017 at 1:22 pm // Reply

    Charter Communications is despicable, I pay extra money to see the Sportsmans Channel and the idiots drop it!

    • Lyndon schultz // October 30, 2017 at 4:00 pm // Reply

      I agree sptsmn chin was my second favorite and used channel that spectrum offered. Sucks to almost $200/mo and have services removed without notice

      • The loss of the sportsman’s channel, paid Extra to have it. Not happy that Charter Dictates what there customers can watch. Will be dropping sports package. Hope this is not a anti hunting or gun Decision for charter, if so we will be dropping charter. Sincerely Life member of the NRA

  4. Lora Thompson // October 30, 2017 at 3:07 pm // Reply

    I agree with an earlier posting , I too pay extra each month for the Sportsmans Channel and without any notice to me they are dropping it . I have kept cable tv for years for the fact that I really liked Time Wagner’s channel guide and the various outdoor channels , since both of these are gone , I may very well be also .

  5. I also paid extra for sportsman channel give us a reason why it was pulled. I hope it will be returned and the pursuit channel should be added.

  6. …and they wonder why streaming video, Netflix, Apple TV are gaining popularity… just another reason for me to consider other options for watching!

  7. Will the Sportsman Channel come back on Charter? We really like the channel and pay for it and it was dropped with no notice! WHY?

  8. Leon De Haan // October 30, 2017 at 8:22 pm // Reply

    This really stinks. Maybe it is time to stop Charter/Spectrum. They are expensive and now they drop a channel I pay extra for.

  9. Bring it back why is this being dropped it is one of the best hunting shows out there.I can think of 30 different channels to drop. There are only 2 channels on your network.

  10. After listening to a computer turning my TV and resetting two times I finally talked to a live person and she told me that Sportsmens channel is no llonger available on Carter-Spectrum. I explained I bought the gold package because of my hunting channels. We would like to make sure that it’s not an anti-hunting issue. No warning or any notice or possible other options.

  11. “Programming on this network is no longer available.” My $230 a month is no longer available.

  12. Richard Heim // November 1, 2017 at 3:46 am // Reply

    Bring back Sportsman Channel or say goodbye to me.

  13. Like many others I pay extra for Sportsman channel and it had s lot of fishing shows on the weekend I liked. Could flip between Outdoors and Sportsman and between the the two was always a good hunting show on. Not worth keeping the $12 package now and may check into getting rid of cable. Kids are gone and 1 of my 2 shows are gone. Maybe don’t need cable anymore. Time to save $200 a month maybe.

  14. One of my absolute favorite channels. I will be canceling Charter today.

  15. Peter Jezierny // November 2, 2017 at 9:12 pm // Reply

    I just spent 30 minutes to find out from “Customer Service” that while I am paying for the Sportsman Channel, TWC-Spectrum has dropped it. So I get less service for the same money. Good business model. Time to investigate other cable franchises in my area.

  16. Deborah & Ronnie Seaton // November 4, 2017 at 1:26 pm // Reply

    YOU’RE GOING TO LOSE A LOT OF CUSTOMERS WITH REMOVING THE SPORTSMAN CHANNEL, THE EXECUTIVES WHO MADE THIS DECISION DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY ARE DOING & SINCE YOU HAVE REMOVED THIS CHANNEL, THEN YOU NEED TO CREDIT MY MONTHLY BILL AT LEAST $10.00 A MONTH, SINCE THIS IS ONE OF THE MAIN CHANNELS THAT WE WATCH.

  17. Eric Barnhart // November 5, 2017 at 5:40 am // Reply

    Really didn’t want to change cable companies again
    Here goes media manipulation
    Next will probably be net neutrality

  18. oscar M tovar // November 5, 2017 at 11:38 am // Reply

    the pigman and razor dobbs who live in texas and find out that their follow texans cant watch their show, any more might jump over to the outdoor channel.

  19. Very very upset that the sportsman channel was dropped by spectrum, especially with no notice. Poor business practice. Will be looking into other providers since I can no longer trust this ‘new’ business.

  20. Alice L Carpenter // November 14, 2017 at 7:03 pm // Reply

    I speak for a number of outdoors men In our family. We were willing to pay the crazy high bills to TWC/Spectrum for access to The Sportsman Channel. We will be rethinking if it’s worth it now it’s gone. Wondering to true reason for TSC being dropped. Politics maybe?

  21. Sharon Schilling // November 15, 2017 at 8:23 pm // Reply

    I called twice about the Sportsman Channel and was actual lied to by a lady at Spectum stating that it wasn’t Spectum but that the Sportsman Channel was no more producing the channel. We paid years for that tier to get the hunting and fishing shows. I see now that she was out right lying!! I will now consider other options in our area. We pay a lot of money every money for cable, internet, and wifi. Not right to just drop a channel your customers are paying to get.

  22. I AGREE WITH ALL THE REST OF ABOVE REGARDING SPECTRUM AND JUST DROPPING IT OUT OF THIN AIR . I PAY EXTRA FOR THIS CHANNEL AND ON TOP OF THAT THEY JUST RAISED OUR MONTHLY BILL $20. ! .. FOR WHAT ????? ANY COMPANY TAKEOVER USUALLY MEANS CUTBACKS AND PRICE INCREASES . THIS SMELLS OF POLITICS TO ME , BUT WHATEVER I’M VERY DISSATISFIED WITH SPECTRUM AND WHAT THEY DID TO MY SPORTSMANS CHANNEL ! ..

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